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Road Safety

# road-safety - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Number of children killed on Irish roads has already doubled from last year

Minister Paschal Donohoe called the rise “incredibly worrying.”

# road-safety - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

‘He was like a wounded pup’ – Mother makes emotional appeal over speed limits

Roseann Brennan’s son Jake died in June after being knocked down near his home.

# road-safety - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Explainer: Do pedestrian crossing buttons actually work?

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the question of pedestrian buttons acting as a ‘placebo’.

# road-safety - Friday 1 August, 2014

Higher child, cyclist and pedestrian road fatalities this year

Latest figures show an increase in road deaths overall for the first seven months of 2014 compared to last year.

# road-safety - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Penalty points are being increased for some offences in time for the bank holiday

Speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or using a phone will now incur three points.

# road-safety - Thursday 24 July, 2014

# road-safety - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Driving over the next few days? Here’s how to stay safe in that bad weather

A Status Yellow warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the coming days, with heavy showers and thunderstorms expected.

# road-safety - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Drivers, cyclists urged to brush up on road safety to curb bike accidents

Eight cyclists have been killed on our roads in 2014.

# road-safety - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Moving to Ontario? You’ll be able to swap your Irish driver’s licence for a local one

New mutual exchange agreement reached for Irish people living and working in Ontario, and Ontarians living and working in Ireland.

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

‘It’s like an army general giving orders: You do what you’re told’ – Varadkar

The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.

# road-safety - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Drivers told to slow down in estates after four-year-old knocked down

The girl was hit this morning in the John Sweeney Park estate in Carlow.

# road-safety - Thursday 26 June, 2014

‘We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle’: €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

# road-safety - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Appeal for witnesses to fatal Dublin motorbike crash

The bike was involved in a collision with a car on Ballygall Parade, Finglas at around 5.05pm on Monday.

# road-safety - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC Will a ‘black box’ fitted into cars help improve road safety? Telematics

Will a ‘black box’ fitted into cars help improve road safety?

A new study, which is being run by Trinity College Dublin and CRASH Services, will fit a ‘black box’ into cars to see if such technology can help improve driver behaviour.

# road-safety - Monday 16 June, 2014

Byrne’s parting message: Road deaths WILL increase unless gardaí get more resources

The veteran broadcaster, who is stepping down as RSA chairman, said it had been “very hard to get through to the people in Justice” on the issue.

# road-safety - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Gaybo to resign as RSA chairman, criticises a lack of garda resources

The RSA thanked him for his ‘tireless’ work as a campaigner.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Mayo pedestrian dies after being struck by a van

The man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.

# road-safety - Monday 9 June, 2014

Horse attached to sulky dies after smashing into oncoming vehicle

The ISPCA is now calling for a ban on these small carts being used on public roads.

# road-safety - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Pregnant women significantly more likely to be involved in a serious car crash – study

Canadian researchers are calling for expectant mothers to be warned of the risks.

# road-safety - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Woman in her 70s killed when car collides with jeep

A second woman in her 70s received serious injuries.

23-year-old dies after car hits a wall

A man in his early 20s has been arrested in connection with the crash.

# road-safety - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: It was a day like any other, until my motorbike crashed and my life changed forever

Jerry Towey lost a leg after a road accident when he was just 19 years old. Tragedy struck again 22 years later when he was training for a cycling race.

# road-safety - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Here’s how Garda Traffic bikers practice Motorbikes This post contains videos

Here’s how Garda Traffic bikers practice

The bikes weigh 350 kilos, but can still reach 200km per hour.

Watch: Gardaí release some examples of Ireland’s bad driving Bad Drivers This post contains videos

Watch: Gardaí release some examples of Ireland’s bad driving

In one clip, a motorcyclist hits 200km per hour on a wet road.

# road-safety - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Over 1,200 people were caught on their phone while driving last Thursday and Friday

That is despite gardaí warning road users that they were clamping down on the offence.

Gardaí want motorcyclists to be careful this summer

The call comes as the number of bikers dying on Irish roads spiked in 2013.

# road-safety - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

153 people were arrested for drink driving over the Easter weekend

Gardaí say it is clear that their message is “still not getting through”.

# road-safety - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Roads in Mayo get prayers and blessings in a bid to reduce road deaths

The ceremonies will take place at all Catholic and Church of Ireland churches in the county on Sunday.

# road-safety - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Gardaí have issued 45,000 penalty points notices this year

And they want you to avoid one over the Easter weekend.

# road-safety - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Road deaths falling in Europe – but up 19 per cent in Ireland

The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

# road-safety - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Byrne “always treated with respect” by Callinan

The broadcaster had earlier called for the Garda Commissioner and Minister Shatter to apologise to the garda whistleblowers.

# road-safety - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk

That’s according to Gay Byrne who was speaking at the RSA’s annual conference today.

From The Daily Edge The AA hired a naked cyclist to front its new road safety campaign The Naked Truth

The AA hired a naked cyclist to front its new road safety campaign

Nothing but the facts. Literally.

# road-safety - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

More people were arrested for drink-driving on Patrick’s Day than on an average day

A senior garda says that the road safety message did not sink in for some drivers.

# road-safety - Sunday 2 February, 2014

One night in Dublin: 1,545 cars, 560 breath tests, 5 arrests

Gardaí set up checkpoints in Dublin last night to catch drink-drivers.

# road-safety - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

66 drivers have been put off the road twice for penalty point offences

Motorists automatically lose their licence for six months if they amass 12 points in any three-year period.

# road-safety - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Over 300 drivers were breath-tested in Dublin last night

One person was arrested for drink-driving after four checkpoints were set up across the city.

# road-safety - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

80% of drivers killed on Irish roads last year were male

The most dangerous time for driving on Irish roads is between 2pm and 6pm.

# road-safety - Monday 6 January, 2014

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather

If you’re reading this while driving, we advise you to pull over.

# road-safety - Friday 3 January, 2014

Road closures, clean-ups… and bad weather set to continue

Many roads around coastal areas have been affected by the bad weather. We have the latest from around the country.

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